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HSP: Heightened Sensory Perception

HSP is an acronym for heightened sensory perception . KIBS has found that through training, we can increase the amount of sensory information available to consciousness. For example, we have found that HSP trainees can recognize colors, shapes or letters, without ordinary amounts of visual sensory input.

As yet we do not know what sensory modality or brain mechanism mediates HSP. Based on training experience, we are confident that it is not the unique gift of a few special people but rather an undeveloped potential of the brain, available to anyone in principle.

The HSP development program includes both physical and mental trainings. The landmarks reached prior to development of HSP are stress management, emotional self-control, absence of negativity, self-confidence, and power of concentration.

KIBS is currently conducting research on the rate of development of HSP skills, neural mechanisms of HSP
(as demonstrable by functional MRI), and electroencephalographic correlates of HSP.

Recent research papers

Ahn S.H., Kim S.W., Jang D.P., Ku J.H., Sumners D.P., Lee U.S., Cho Z.H., Lee S.H., ˇ°Stimuls intensity dependence of colour perception by heightened sensory perception(HSP) trained childrenˇ±, Acta Physiologica, 2006, Vol 186, supplement 1, 250.

Kim S.W., Ahn S.H., Jang D.P., Ku J.H., Sumners D.P., Lee U.S., Cho Z.H., Lee S.H., ˇ°The effects of environmental luminance on color perception in heightened sensory perception(HSP) trained children.ˇ±, Acta Physiologica, 2006, Vol 186, supplement 1, 24

Featured research projects in HSP
ˇá Cognitive neuroscience approach to HSP and analysis of its mechanism through fMRI
ˇá Study on HSP training method for characteristic of HSP